Cosmic Photo Extravaganza: Broomhill Sculpture Gardens.

On Sunday morning I took a drive just out of Barnstaple, to Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens, which I have visited many times and I’ve taken a great many photos there, too.

The National Sculpture Prize is hosted here and a lot of the previous winners are on permanent display in their own part of the beautifully landscaped, lightly wooded river valley. But there is hardly anywhere on the sprawling, gently sloping site below the hotel and galleries, which isn’t a vantage point from which to view the huge number of artworks on display.

It is always a pleasure to wander through this surreal landscape of the imagination, seeing it grow and evolve each time I visit and I thought this time I’d really try to do it justice with a bumper photo tour. I even added an artistic experiment of my own, another peculiar panoramic selfie. ;~}

I hope you enjoy your look around a really magical place, maybe you can visit it yourselves one day…

Click on the image at the top or the link below it at the top of this post to find out more about Broomhill.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge: A reminder of what you’re missing.

Hi there, sorry I haven’t posted in a while, life has been a bit full and I’ve been absorbed in various other creative pursuits, the main one being audio visual in nature, about which more in the not too distant future.

But for now I’m concentrating on the purely visual arts, namely; The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

For well over 200 posts now, my fellow intrepid photographic adventurers and I have challenged ourselves to come up with images themed around a weekly prompt and the results have been eye-opening, to say the least.

The creativity and talent out there in the blogosphere never ceases to amaze me and I’m very grateful to all of those who regularly take part…but I want to see more of that fantastic talent and imagination.

To that end, I’m reposting this week’s challenge here, with a few extra photos thrown in to sweeten to deal, along with ***A REALLY REALLY OBVIOUS LINK*** to The Cosmic Photo Challenge’s new home, so you can come on over and get involved.

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On The Cosmic Photo Challenge this week, I asked you to capture your images; On the shore.

After over 20 years living in North Devon, I finally made my first trip to a hidden Victorian gem, Tunnel Beaches in Ilfracombe.

Accessed by an unassuming white tunnel entrance just a few minutes walk from the high street, these beaches were opened in the early 1800s with the two naturally separated coves enabling ladies and gentlemen to bathe with their modesty intact. The gentlemen’s beach was in use for a wedding yesterday, so I took a stroll around the rugged landscape of the ladies beach and made a video tour, accompanied by an extract from a recently composed piece of appropriately watery ambient electronica*.

Where did your search for the water’s edge take you at the weekend? Let’s have a look at your pictures…

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*{Should you wish to experience the full version of this new track, along with it’s own, strangely mesmerizing video, you can do so HERE}

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with  #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Hi there, in case you haven’t been around for the last week or so, you should know that the new home for The Cosmic Photo Challenge is now on its own tailor-made blog and you can see it (and follow the site) AT THIS LINK

Have a great weekend, see you again on Monday.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Hello everybody, welcome to Monday and, more importantly, welcome to The Cosmic Photo Challenge, today themed around; Autumnal landscapes

To meet this week’s brief, I once again took a stroll around the woods and riverbanks near Fremington Quay on the river Taw, just outside Barnstaple.

You can see the results of my walk by clicking THIS LINK, to visit (and follow, I hope) the challenge’s new home on its own blog.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Oops, I totally forgot to post your prompt for The Cosmic Photo Challenge, I’m terribly sorry.

Here we are then, on the day my new blog joins the Internet Nobody family, your inaugural creative inspiration is; Autumnal landscapes.

Yes, what I’m looking for this week are some views of the open spaces around your way, so get out there and give us the big picture, seasonally speaking.

I will be posting my photos here and at The Cosmic Photo Challenge‘s new home for the next two Mondays, to allow anyone who is late to the party to catch up. So head over there and follow it now, to avoid missing out in future.

See you soon, have a great weekend.


To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with  #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

This week on The Cosmic Photo Challenge I asked you to base your creative contributions on the prompt; Dusk.

I fulfilled my optical obligations by taking a quick drive down to the town square yesterday evening, to capture some sunset shots by the river Taw.

Where were you to document day’s end for us this week…?

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with  #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

It’s Saturday, which means it’s (past) time for your dose of photographic inspiration on The Cosmic Photo Challenge, this week themed around; Dusk.

Couldn’t be simpler, right? Or maybe you have an unusual spin you can add to the mix, I look forward to finding out.

So I’ll see you on Monday and we’ll all find out together.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for an announcement about the future of The Cosmic Photo Challenge over the weekend, along with some more new music releases…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with  #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Good morning, welcome to the new week. Monday means The Cosmic Photo Challenge, which this week is themed around the prompt; Repetition.

It occurred to me that using the same photo multiple times is something I’d already been mucking about with during the week, so I added a couple of new edits and one other, more reflective shot for variety.

Now it’s time for your repetitive images, let’s have a look…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with  #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

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